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Bills TE Dawson Knox removed from injury report for Week 3 vs. Commanders

We break down the news that Dawson Knox is dealing with a back injury, but will play. What it means for Week 3.

Dawson Knox #88 of the Buffalo Bills warms up prior to a game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Highmark Stadium on September 17, 2023 in Orchard Park, New York. Photo by Bryan Bennett/Getty Images

Sept 22, PM Update — Knox was able to practice in full on Friday and has been removed from the injury report. This will put a damper on those wanting to start Dalton Kincaid against the Commanders with Knox not there to take away work.

Sept 22, AM Update — Knox returned to practice on Friday. It was his first time practicing this week, so barring a full participation, he likely will head into the weekend listed as questionable on Friday afternoon’s final injury report.

Sept 21, update — Knox held out of practice on Thursday. Bills dead coach Sean McDermott said that the tight end is day-to-day ahead of Sunday’s matchup against the Commanders.

The Buffalo Bills are gearing up to take on the Washington Commanders in Week 3. The Bills suffered a bad loss in Week 1 but were able to bounce back at home in Week 2 and will look to use that momentum heading into this game. However, they didn’t come out of Week 2 unscathed, as tight end Dawson Knox picked up a back injury. He starts the week out not practicing.

Fantasy football implications for Week 3

Knox has struggled to find his place in the Bills offense alongside rookie Dalton Kincaid this year. Quarterback Josh Allen is still averaging 39 passing attempts per game, but with Stefon Diggs, Gabe Davis, Kincaid and James Cook all in the mix for receptions, Knox has fallen behind. He has six receptions on nine targets for 35 yards and a touchdown through two games. In comparison, Kincaid has nine receptions on 10 targets for 69 yards and is still searching for his first career touchdown.

Heading into Week 3, Knox is the TE12 in half-PPR scoring, with Kincaid on his heels at TE13. I’d prefer to have Kincaid from the increased target share. If Knox is active, I will still sit him on my bench if I have another viable option. If he is inactive, I am absolutely starting Kincaid.